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Group collecting 'comfort kits' for child sex abuse victims

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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

A local organization is collecting stuffed animals and 'comfort kits' for children recovering from sexual abuse.

The group is called "It's Not Your Fault."  Founder Polly Franks started the drive after her two youngest daughters became victims of a convicted sexual predator.

The comfort kits will be given to children in hospital rooms.  They are asking for stuffed animals, crayons, markers and pads of paper.  The items must be brand new:

"The most important thing at that moment is the child's healing even more important than justice, believe it or not.  You've got to make sure the child gets through this okay," says Franks.

Franks says the kits helps children tell their story of abuse in a non-verbal way, ultimately helping with the recovery process.

You can send donations to:

It's Not Your Fault
P.O. Box 11407
Richmond, VA 23230

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